The Loss Prevention Foundation Announces Strategic Partnership with The University of South Carolina

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) is proud to announce a new partnership with the University of South Carolina that will benefit UofSC students and the Loss Prevention/Asset Protection industry.

Through this partnership with the LPF, UofSC will begin offering the LPQualified (LPQ) course in an instructor-led class. The LPQ course will be a graduation requirement for the Retail Management track students among the more than 600 students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Retailing program. The retail management track prepares students with specialized knowledge and experience supported by a strong business foundation and will now also incorporate retail loss prevention through the LPQ course.

“We could not be more excited about this partnership with the University of South Carolina and are thrilled to already have 42 students enrolled in the LPQ class for this semester,” commented Terry Sullivan, LPC, President of the Loss Prevention Foundation. “This partnership is going to give us the opportunity for LPF board of director members and solution provider leaders to be engaged by attending the classes and speaking with the U of SC students enrolled in the LPQ course. It is also going to provide the students with the opportunity to secure a LPQ certification along with their degree upon graduation. This really will be advantageous for all involved.”

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“Our partnership with the Loss Prevention Foundation is another great example of how the Department of Retailing is preparing the next generation of leaders by integrating industry collaboration into the educational program. The LPQ coursework presents a wonderful opportunity for our students to gain real-world knowledge that will directly apply to their careers in the field. With a focus on best practices in asset protection, tools and technologies, the LPQ curriculum gives our graduates a distinct edge, both in securing the jobs they desire, as well as excelling in their new positions once onboard.” – Karen Edwards, Senior Instructor, Department of Retailing.

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LPF LogoThe Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF)is a not-for-profit 501 c (6) organization founded in 2006 by industry-leading professionals to serve the loss prevention/asset protection industry. An international leader in educating and certifying loss prevention and asset protection professionals, the LPF is responsible for administering the industry’s only internationally sanctioned LP credentials: LPQualified (LPQ) and LPCertified (LPC). With 24/7 online educational resources and a professional membership program, the LPF is able to educate the industry like no other organization of its kind in the world. The LPF is also focused on driving more talent to the industry from colleges, universities, military, and law enforcement. For more information, visit

Among America’s oldest and most comprehensive public universities, USC Columbia is the major research institution of the University of South Carolina system and its largest campus, enrolling approximately 21,000 undergraduate students and approximately 8,000 students in graduate and professional programs. At the heart of its mission lies the University’s responsibility to state and society to promote the dissemination of knowledge, cultural enrichment, and an enhanced quality of life.


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